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October 11, 2023 – Music Biz Members Synchtank and Trevanna Tracks Partner To Transform Music-Related Production Workflows
Music asset management company, Synchtank has struck a partnership with software company, Trevanna Tracks to enhance the efficiency of music-related production workflows. Per the partnership, both companies will work to make the “baton pass” from creative to licensing & royalty reporting seamless and efficient while adding value to the media & creator ecosystem. Through this integration, clients will be able to discover, clear, license and deliver commercial & library tracks in a fraction of the time.... Read More
October 10, 2023 – Music Biz Member Songtradr Acquires Audio Distribution Company Bandcamp
Music licensing platform, Songtradr has acquired independent music platform, Bandcamp to help it grow within a music-first company and expand Songtradr’s support in the artist community. Per the acquisition, Songtradr will offer Bandcamp’s artists the opportunity to control their music rights and maximize their earning capacity by licensing their music to all forms of media, including content creators, game & app developers, and brands. Songtradr also plans to partner with video game company & former Bandcamp owner,... Read More
October 6, 2023 – Music Biz Member TuneCore Launches Priority Payouts Program For Customized Royalty Splits
Independent music services company, TuneCore has launched a new Splits Priority Payouts feature which will enable artists to allocate and distribute revenues based on priority. Through the program, self-releasing artists can offer collaborators a specific sum, guaranteeing full payment before percentage-based splits are disbursed. Artists can access the Priority Payouts feature by enrolling in a paid unlimited subscription through TuneCore’s Splits offering. “As part of TuneCore’s ongoing efforts to make artists’ lives easier, we’re thrilled to introduce Splits: Priority Payouts and offer creators even more ways to customize and automate their revenue splits,” said TuneCore CEO Andreea Gleeson.... Read More
October 6, 2023 – Music Biz Member YouTube Launches Suite Of AI-Powered Creation Tools
Long-form video streaming platform, YouTube has launched YouTube Create, a new app with a suite of AI-powered creation tools for easier video editing on mobile. The new app will offer users the ability to edit directly from their phones, with AI features including interpolated images & video backgrounds, video content ideas based on the creator’s target audience, automatic dubbing in multiple languages, and an AI-assisted audio search. YouTube Create’s beta version is currently available to download on the Google Play Store. ... Read More
October 5, 2023 – Music Biz Member Downtown Sponsors Music Creative Category At Women In Music Awards 2023
Independent music services company, Downtown is set to sponsor the Spirit Of The Studio category at the 2023 Women In Music Awards. This year’s awards ceremony will return on Friday, November 10th at the Park Plaza Westminster Bridge in London. “Downtown is proud to be partnering with the Music Week Women in Music Awards on this year’s Music Creative – Spirit Of The Studio category,” said Andrew Bergman, CEO of Downtown Music Holdings. “There are many exceptional women behind the scenes writing,... Read More
October 4, 2023 – Music Biz Member Spotify Debuts Jam Feature For Real-Time Collaborative Listening
Music streaming platform, Spotify has launched Jam, a new real-time collaborative listening feature for the platform’s subscribers. To start a Jam session, a premium Spotify subscriber must select a playlist or song to generate the collaborative listening experience. Any free or paid Spotify subscriber can join a session by scanning a QR code, accessing a shared link, tapping phones via Bluetooth, or by being on the same WiFi network as the session initiator. The Jam feature will collect metadata on shared music taste among participating users. ... Read More
October 3, 2023 – Music Biz Member Primary Wave Partners With Estate of Songwriter P.F. Sloan
Independent music publisher, Primary Wave Music has partnered with the estate of songwriter, P.F. Sloan to acquire his publishing and writer’s share for his top 20 hits. The deal entails Sloan’s biggest songs including “Eve of Destruction,” “A Must to Avoid,” “You Baby” and “Secret Agent Man.” Per the partnership, Primary Wave will offer the estate to its marketing team, publishing infrastructure, digital strategy, licensing, sync opportunities, film and TV production. “Everyone has heard a P.F.... Read More
October 3, 2023 – Music Biz Member Warner Chappell Hosts Las Vegas Songwriting Camp
Warner Chappell Music partnered with YouTube Music, Warner Records, Atlantic Records and RCA Records to sponsor its annual Las Vegas Songwriting Camp for artists from all music markets. During the span of the week, participating artists were led by WCM executives in interactive & educational sessions on music publishing, how to navigate the new “songwriter economy,” and an AI demonstration for writers. The camp’s 2023 lineup of talent included Leigh-Anne Pinnock, Chlöe, Danny Paola, Bebe Rexha,... Read More
October 2, 2023 – Music Biz Member Amazon Invests $4 Billion In AI Startup Anthropic
E-commerce company, Amazon has announced its plan to invest $4 billion in AI startup company, Anthropic to build out its AI-powered chatbot, Claude Next. Amazon will initially invest $1.25 billion for a majority stake in the AI startup, with the option to increase its full investment to $4 billion. Per the investment agreement, Anthropic will use Amazon’s AWS as its primary cloud provider to build, train and deploy its future foundation models. “We have tremendous respect for Anthropic’s team and foundation models,... Read More
September 29, 2023 – Music Biz Member ONErpm Nashville Strikes Joint Venture With Huff Co. To Guide New & Established Artists
ONErpm Nashville has launched a new joint venture with Dan and David Huff’s production company, Huff Co. to help guide artists from various musical genres into the marketplace. Per the partnership, the Huff brothers will produce the artists and offer creative input; ONErpm will fund production and oversee distribution & marketing for the artists, while acting as their label and co-owning the master recordings. “We want ONErpm to be at the forefront of finding new ways to build careers,” said Tim Wipperman,... Read More